Monthly Archives: April 2011

Energy Efficient Housebuilding: Current Best Practices

Our two-day Energy Efficient Housebuilding: Current Best Practices course originally scheduled for April 15th & 16th has been rescheduled to October 28th & 29th. An unexpected scheduling conflict came up, and instructor Billy Dillon prefers a large temperature differential between … Continue reading

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Eyebrow dormers

Eyebrow dormers are a special feature Eyebrow dormers are found on traditional and modern homes in Europe, and can be found on seacoast homes throughout New England. Their low profile and graceful curve aid with weather protection. They give a … Continue reading

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Timber framing with Eastern White Pine

We love Eastern White Pine (EWP) for most of our timber framing course projects. Why? It’s lightweight, easy to work with hand tools and shrinks the least of all of the species readily available. This availability is also a big … Continue reading

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Pattern: Storage on the porch

One important aspect of A Pattern Language is to develop your own patterns that can be grouped to form the language of the building, much as words are grouped to form sentences. Related to our earlier pattern of “Covered porches” … Continue reading

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